Here's how you can have your say on the rickshaws operating in Dublin

An online survey has been created ahead of regulation

Rickshaws are a topic of hot debate in the capital, with Dubliners lucky to walk down a city centre street without spotting or passing one by.

The National Transport Authority has today launched an online survey that is asking the public to give their views on the operation of rickshaws in Ireland.

They're asking the public to share their views and experiences and also calling on rickshaw owners and operators to give details on their operation and their work experience.

NTA Deputy CEO Hugh Creegan said: “Earlier this year, Minister for Transport Shane Ross asked the NTA to seek the views of the public and key stakeholders in relation to the operation of rickshaws in Ireland.

“The regulation of rickshaws has been a matter of public interest for some time now and the information we gather in this process will bring some clarity to bear on how the relationship with regulatory authorities will be defined into the future.

“We would encourage anybody who has an interest in the area to share their views so that we can work towards the most appropriate regulatory regime.”

The five sections in the survey include:

  • Operator questions – only asked of those who rent rickshaws to others
  • Driver questions – only asked of those who drive rickshaws
  • Passenger questions – only asked of those who have been a passenger in a rickshaw
  • Regulation questions – only asked of those who have stated that they think rickshaw operation should be regulated
  • Profile questions – the age and county of each respondent
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